February 12, 2014 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Campus Center 165-169

Green Tea – Envelope Retrofit Analysis Using eQUEST, IESVE, Revit Plug-in and Green Building Studio

When: 2/12/2014 4:30 PM

Location: Campus Center 165-169, UMass Amherst

Open to the Public

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Three building analysis software programs, DOE-2 eQUEST, IESVE Revit Plug-in and Autodesk Green Building Studio, are used to quantify the predicted energy savings of a scheduled envelope retrofit on a UMass Amherst dormitory (Grayson Hall). The presentation includes investigating the potential energy savings created by the removal and replacement of all original windows and exterior non-structural infill brick panels coupled with installation of supplementary insulation materials between the new brick panels and the interior CMU walls. The rehabilitation takes place in four 78,000 GSF seven-story residence halls originally constructed in 1965.

Analysis of the retrofit proposal will be carried out by comparing the results of each retrofit design alternative against the baseline and assessing carbon dioxide emission reductions resulting from the proposed retrofit process. Advantages and disadvantages of each modeling program will also be discussed.

Nariman Mostafavi and Soroush Farzinmoghadam are PhD students in BCT and LARP programs at UMASS Amherst. They joined UMASS Campus Planning in January 2013 as Graduate Green Building Researchers. They currently work on developing a campus-wide sustainability analysis tool, automated building EUI Benchmarking, the Sustainability Explorer and Interactive LEED Explorer map. They serve on the Chancellor’s Sustainability Committee Green Building and Master Plan sub-committees.